Suffolk Mid-Coastal Woodturners
Suffolk Mid-Coastal Woodturners   

         From Standing tree to                    outstanding furniture.

   Lodge Farm, Laxfield Road.


  01728 440040 or 07982392579

Suppliers of locally sourced, air dried timber. Many hardwood species available. Pre cut blanks available or board selection.

Machining service available on request.


Still open for business, Club members welcome.




This website was last updated on              the 20/10/2020

Aerial view of the Orwell bridge



It is with great sadness that I pass on the news that Peter passed away on Monday (5/10/20), in a nursing home with his family with him. He has been a great inspiration to many of us and is well known throught the UK.

He had a great talent for turning and his ornamental lathe was something to behold, homemade from bits of tractor, bycycles and much more.

Peter will be missed by us all, and our thoughts are with his family at this time.

                                                       R.I.P.  Peter. 


 Peter Taylor, BEM, was the president of our club. He had been turning for more years that we can remember and has won many awards for his work. He was also well known for his charity work and would travel miles to fulfil his aims to support those less fortunate than us. For his Charity work he was  awarded the British Empire Medal and  attended Buckingham Palace to have tea with the Queen. 

If you would like to send condolences or comments about Peter, please use the message form on the 'Contact us' page. I will then collate these messages and pass them onto his family. 

Peters funeral will be limited to family members. Donations in memory of Peter can be sent to 'St Elizabeth Hospice ' in Ipswich.



Covid-19 Update, 23/07/20: After several committee meetings and discussions with presenters, it has been our decision to cancel the 2020 programme. Hopefully we can move forward in 2021 and re-book the demonstrations we have missed.


Our mission is to provide the opportunity for people with wood craft interests & skills to meet & benefit from contact with other people with similar interests.

With this mission in mind the committee  which is headed by our  president, annually sets a programme within the group to include demonstations at our headquarters to promote the art of woodturning and associcated wood crafts. We have a strong membership who attend these organised demonstrations where we have a gallery and a library to encourage further development of members knowledge and to inspire them to progress and show off their new founded talents.

We are open to new members of all ages and gender, whether you are a beginner or returning to woodturning. We are very keen to attract youngsters as we recognize them as being the woodturners of the future. We like to believe we have a family atmosphere within the club, this appears to be apparent when we hold our social evening, where members bring their families along to enjoy a good night.

We meet the 1st Thursday of most months at our headquarters, however with our development and training programme we can offer 1 to 1 training with a specific mentor. please see development and training programme. Members are constantly notified of the clubs activities by means of our regular newsletter and via our club noticeboard at our meetings. Our facilities we offer for demonstrations we feel are good, with tiered seating arrangement and camera's to view very close up on the place of work, this is supported by a sound system and lighting. We have our own lathe (Maxi1) with all the associated equipment.

If you would like to learn more about us please contact us or feedback any comments.  Information on this site will be regulary updated by webmaster Trevor Blackman . We hope you find the content interesting and informative.





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